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stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, and three other americans were killed in that assault on their compound in benghazi. while the investigation into the attack is far from over, the white house is now offering a new take on what really happened. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta acknowledged that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only cared out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake let's be clear. these protests were in eereaction to a video that had spread to the region. we don't know -- we don't though otherwise. you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> reporter: but source tell abc news t
follow up. not at all the way to run an investigation. >> u.s. embassy chris steven and three of his staff died in the attack. now, republicans are outraged at conflicting information coming from the white house. the attack was first linked to the anti-islamic film and now the white house is calling it a terrorist attack. but sources say investigators knew it was a terrorist attack all along. remember cnn obtained ambassador stevens' journal and found that he was worried about an attack. >> i think the fact that they are trying to blame it on not a terrorist attack comes right to the heart of the fact that this is a president that took nato aund the united states into an offensive action, into libya, without a clear stated policies. >> western told something consistent with what the administration was saying publicly. it got out of hand and there republican fortunate consequences, doesn't make sense if you just look at common sense earthquake the fact th-- common the fact it was 9/11, it was a highly sophisticated attack. you get into the evidence it doesn't add up. >> joining us is
the attack that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. for example, they say that ambassador stevens used to jog almost daily, frequently with his security detail. but that the -- according to their sources they say, a pro-gadhafi facebook website posted a stacked photo of stevens and also a threat against him. so he stopped temporarily stopped for about a week. and then he went back again. here's what congressman daryl issa tells cnn. >> all indications are the ambassador was not reckless and took the advice always of his security forces including sometimes when they said meetings needed to be canceled. so i think this is a failure of intelligence, a failure of security and a failure of judgment. but not of the now-deceased ambassador. >> and, wolf, there are other incidents in fact we've been reporting on them all along that they note. one was an assailant blowing a hole in the security perimeter at the north gate of the benghazi mission tworks rocket propelled grenade rounds were fired at the benghazi office of the red cross. and finally the most serious probably was other
that killed our ambassador, chris stevens and others on the ground. on september 16th, the u.n. ambassador for this administration came on this program and this is how she described whether or not this was a deliberate act, a terrorist attack. this is what sizen wright said at that time. >> let me tell you best information we have at present. first of all, there's an fbi investigation which is ongoing and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. but putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo. which were prompted of course by the video. >> there's a caveat there, she said the fbi was still investigating. but the thought was it was a spontaneous reaction. a couple of days before that the libyan president said al qaeda was behind the attack. and days later, the president's spokesman, jay carney says th
the attack was linked to protests over an anti-islam movie that escalated. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. >>> the man who produced that inflammatory anti-islam movie is behind bars this morning. nakoula basseley nakoula was arrested yesterday. authorities say he violated his probati probation. nakoula basseley nakoula will remain in custody until another hearing is scheduled. his movie sparked protests across the middle east. >>> today in pakistan, more demonstrations are expected. security has been heightened around government buildings and diplomatic quarters. >>> four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sign-making business. the gunman then took his own life. that gunfire was first reported late yesterday afternoon. police swarmed the area but never fired at the shooter. the victims were found in the building and four others were wounded. "the minneapolis star tribune" reported the gunman was an employee who lost his job. >>> the first presidential debate will be next week. president obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week.
the attack was lmpged to protests over an anti-islam movie that escalated. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. >>> the man who produced that movie is behind bars this morning. nakoula basseley nakoula will remain in custody until another hearing is scheduled. his movie sparked protests across the middle east. today in pakistan, more demonstrations are expected. security has been heightened around government buildings and diplomatic quarters. >>> four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sign-making business. the gunman then took his own life. that gunfire was first reported late yesterday afternoon. police swarmed the area but never fired at the shooter. the victims were found in the building and many others wounded. the minneapolis star tribune reports the gunman was an employee who lost his job. >>> president obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>. >> 47% of the people, who believe they are victims t
is an absolute mess. i think -- i've heard stuart stevens as saying let's focus on the economy. i think stuart stevens is exactly right. americans don't care as much in the polls about foreign policy. but several weeks later after this, i think it's very legitimate now that the press is going in and a couple of weeks have passed since the ambassador's death, now, yes. i mean, he's got a responsibility to talk about how badly the white house bungled this. >> i think he does. and indeed, you know, i think right now, the focus is a little misplaced. the notion that -- i think the white house is pretty credible in saying that they're learning more, that their initial instiblgt -- they didn't know the situation was initially, that they've explained it better as they've done intelligence assessments, but it raises the more fundamental question which is why was the consulate not secure? how was it that security issues, as opposed to their stories afterward, these are american lives at stake in an unstable region, what are the intelligence failures? what were the security failures? those are fundament
's lorenzo alexander and steven owens. >> i say hallelujah. hallelujah. thank you, lord. >> you always say you don't miss something until you go without it. handling the replacement refs the last couple of weeks has been difficult during that time. >> reporter: even the real refs can be frustrating at times. how did they do on their first game back? pretty good. there was a controversial pass interference call on the first half but other than that, a+s all around. they're being treaded with bringing back credibility and restoring the flow to the game. i tell you what, fans could not be happier. i'll have some reaction from redskins fans coming up at 5:30. mike, andrea? >> thanks, kristin live in the satellite center. see you in a bit. >>> skeletal remains found last month in stafford county, virginia have now been identified. katherine bryant of washington, d.c. was 33 years old when she was reported missing in the summer of 2006. d.n.a. determined the remains discovered on august 16 off i- 95 were hers. foul play is suspected in bryant's death. >>> the family of a hit and run victim is ma
will hold a meeting to talk about what killed ambassador chris stevens. the timing is interesting because congress is out of town. congressm >>. >> mitt romney said he would not overturn president obama's executive order that granted temporary work permits for dreamers, children brought to the u.s. by illegal immigrants. this isn't the only area where the candidates agree on immigration. richard lui is here with where they stand. >> are the candidates the same or different on immigration? "no real differences between presidential candidates on immigration." "obama versus romney, 101, five ways they differ on immigration." president obama's deferred action plan for immigrants in the u.s. illegally or without authorization. today governor romney says he would continue it. 1.7 million unauthorized immigrants under 31 could benefit from this potentially staying two years with work authorization, as well. that is a lighter version of the dream act which would give permanent residency. the president stalled the president's effort in 2010. romney saying he would veto it saying he would grant leg
would make the same statement about the people who were saying, a fastener stevens -- embassador stevens was killed, so let's walk away from libya. i cannot think that is dispensable. you have to say, which elements of pakistan are progressive that do have common interests with us? if we are to look forward to pakistan opening up, and looking forward to pakistan with an energy that is self- sufficient, and an open economy which is less susceptible to extremism in the country, i think we have to do a better job and i think many of the people in this loam have a subtle understanding and to know this, we have to do a better job who are we working with? given these fraught relations of different institutions in the country, who do we choose to work with in which way and how can we modestly work ahead on different kinds of problems? when we say, we will create a strategic partnership in 12 areas, here is agriculture, here is water, and we will do it bilaterally and we will use a one-size-fits-all institutional link, by its very nature, some of these problems are not given to that kind of stru
states ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya was in his words clearly the work of terrorists. >> the reason i think it pretty clearly it was a terrorist attack is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the investigation. but it clearly was a group of terrorists who conducted that attack against that facility. >> a nior u.s. official tells cnn intelligence suggested within 24 hours after the attack within 24 hours extremists either affiliated or inspired by al qaeda may have been behind it. cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon got extraordinary access to what could be considered a breeding ground for extremism inside the country. >> reporter: it may look like a sleepy beach front town, but it has reputation as a home to islamist extremist militia. some of them with links to al qaeda. these militia had allegedly left their bases but continue to haunt the streets. we tried to get access to one of these bases.
of aassador stevens and the three other americans. what do you make of thi tally s colleague reportedhree days ago who was the first with this story. whatt makes is t american ambassador dead, the administration's first impulse was to find ways to cover itself and avo acknowledging the stake the ambassador had completely inaquate security in a dangerous place. and it did that by pitting on this youtu video of the make on his way to prison and charge un other offense ordero offset the blame for s own failure protect america's am boss dor. it's disturbing. really disturbing. >> the republicans, donna, not surprisingly tarally going ter the president right now on this specific issue. listen to eric fehrnstrom, senior advisor to mitt romney. >> well, i think president obama, bill, needs to be held accountable for his administration's attempts to mislead the american people what happened in benghazi. >> and they'rehat jay rney made athe white ho, that hillary clinton made at the state department, that the u ambassador susanic made o five sunday talk shows here i the united states. they're making th
braechz, and attacks in libya leading up to the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. for example, stevens, they say, took regular early morning jogs around tripoli with members of the security detail, but according to their sources, a pro-gadhafi facebook page trumpheted those runs, posting a threat against the ambassador along with a stock photo of him. stevens stopped running for about a week. then resumed. >> all indications are the ambassador was not reckless, and he took the advice always of his security forces, including sometimes when they said that meetings needed to be canceled, so i think that this is a failure of intelligence, a failure of security, and a failure of judgment, but not of the now diocesed ambassador. >> there were other security braechz, according to the committee and a sale that blew a hole in the security perimeter at the north gate of the benghazi mission. two rocket propelled grenade rounds were fired at the benghazi office of the red cross. and the convoy carrying the british ambassador was attacked by a militant with a grenad
. there was an attempt, nixon what he would say about addly stevens in the '50s, the red scare was used obviously. they weren't one of us. bill clinton was accused of sneaking off to russia, remember that, back when he ran. he was some sort of red. mike dukakis was a guy that wouldn't pledge allegiance to the united states, somehow a card-carrying member of the aclu. all this dark, kind of referencing. they're not really one of us. but then with the ethnic factor, because he has the african name and he's black, the doubling down on this, well, he's not one of us. >> right. race adds to this, to the armament they're using here. it's a huge factor in this. but what i think is interesting is that this seems to resonate with the hate obama crowd but doesn't seem to be resonating a lot with other folks. and -- >> it already has. but why are -- you cover politics. why do they keep putting out this stuff? why is newt out there the other night, he's the craziest -- not the craziest, the meanest. to use a kid's words, but he is, saying he's not american. sununu who looks like their watch dog, attack dog s
demonstrations similar to the ones that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. in a briefing yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta said he believes terrorists are responsible for the attacks, not protesters. >> i think pretty clearly it was a terrorist attack because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the investigation, but it clearly was a group of terrorists that conducted that attack against that facility. >> filmmaker behind that anti-muslim video that spurred some protests, particularly in egypt and across the muslim world is behind bars. he was arrested for violating probation yesterday, they looked into if he violated terms of release from prison when he made the film. he was in prison on bank fraud. prosecutors say he could go back to prison up to three years. >>> finally, billionaire financier george soros has given $1 million to priorities usa action, super pac helping obama. he is known to give to grass roots organizations
including ambassador chris stevens. chief among them, what did the intelligence community know and when did it know it and when and how was the obama administration informed. just in to cnn, the national intelligence director is addressing both issues. let's get right to cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly in washington. >> this has been something of a political football thrown around for a couple of weeks now as people try to nail down what happened, when intelligence officials knew it, and this is the fullest accounting yet we're getting now from the office of the director of national intelligence on exactly what they knew and when. i want to read to you from a statement by shawn turner, the director of public affairs for the odni's office. he said in the immediate aftermath there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier thie day at our embassy in cairo. we provided that initial assessment to executive branch officials and members of congress who use that formation to discuss the attack publicly. now, the problem, of cou
and the u.s. government and it's going to be looked at and certainly chris stevens who is out there also was reading the assessments and understanding the threats he knew that this was a difficult environment to operate in as well. it's a horrible tragedy that took place and something that we hope and pray will never happen again but to make political hay and gain out of it, it really doesn't help support the efforts of our people. >> quickly i have to ask you, were you disappointed in the handling of -- ambassador rice came out with the information she had available at the time, congressman king of new york wanting her to resign, paul ryan said in a new interview he would not go that far. again, a lot of moving parts. were you disappointed in how this at least was handled if there is, in fact, now an opening for political gain or genuine questions here? >> well, i think that the attempt to make political gain out of this came forward before any facts were known. it's clear this is a strategy that's being pur sisued by the romney team and unfortunately they're continuing to look for more
or is it even steven? >> i think it's flipped. it used to be you had to give a reason for early voting. you had to be disabled or -- wealthy people in florida or business people. now it's all about organizing and getting people there early. in ohio we have what's called the golden week. this was interestingly written by a republican legislature. the law wasself years ago where for one week registration is still open so you can register at the cuyahoga or franklin county or richland county board of elections. you can register to vote and vote in your name trip to the board of elections. >> i like that. >> it really makes sense. we're urging people to come in this week. people particularly who are least likely to be registered an that's people on college campuses coming back to school, more low income people, and people that might have moved for business reasons, whatever, and need to update their registrations. >> okay. here is the battle going on in the air. you were talking the ground game. the obama campaign is running this ad in ohio to attract voters in coal country. let's take a look at th
to the bottom of a deadly attack in libya last month. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed after gunmen assaulted the u.s. consulate in benghazi. now, two leading house republicans have charged the obama administration rejected requests for enhanced security at the site. clinton cautioned today against a rush to judgment. >> at the beginning of any kind of inquiry or investigation there are going to be different perspectives, different points of view, people trying to present what they believe applies to a certain set of circumstances. but i've also seen how important it is to get everything lined up and analyzed. >> holman: clinton also promised the investigative process will be transparent. more than two million factory workers walked off the job in indonesia today, in a one-day strike demanding better benefits. hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of a jakarta suburb. they called for an increase in the minimum wage plus health insurance and social security for all employees. workers also urged the government to revise a policy that lets
, killing four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya there, chris stevens, there are more questions than answers. why hasn't the fbi set foot on the crime scene? why was the white house so late in calling it a terrorist attack? why is there so much conflicting information coming in from the obama administration? just yesterday, the secretary of state hillary clinton spoke about an al qaeda group's link to extremists in benghazi specifically and seemed to tie it to the attack on the consulate. let me quote her. quote, for sometime, al qaeda in the islamic maghreb and other groups have launched attacks and kidnappings from noern mali. now with a larger safe haven and increased freedom to maneuver, terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and their networks in multiple directions and they are working with other violent extremists to undermine the democratic transitions under way in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. but, but a senior state department official later said mrs. clinton was speaking in more general terms. let me just provide a little context with
stevens. the remarks from libya's president comes as his government tries to rein in the power of various rebel groups that helped topple dictator muammar qaddafi. this development won't help. one of the libyan rebels that helped capture the dictator has been killed. the his relatives say he was tortured and shot in a rival town. now they threatening revenge. greg palkot streaming live from tripoli. >> reporter: jon, those close to the former rebel say he was killed by a qaddafi loyalist and they want action as a sign how unsettled things are. regarding that crackdown on militias we're getting signs it could be working. we've been seeing compounds here in tripoli where libyan security forces moved in forcing out militants. our contact in benghazi says that a key militia there appears to be going under government control. there are still many others here who say the extremist militants, some who might be tied to that consulate attack, are simply going underground taking some very dangerous people with them. meanwhile just a little more than two weeks since the killing of ambassador stevens
aft september 11 attack on the american consulate in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens. the weapons collected are just a fraction of the arms taken from qaddafi's arsenals during the rebellion. >>> to americans were killed in an attack in afghanistan. it happened at a check point just west of kabul. they do not have the exact details of what happened but some witnesses say an afghan soldier shot at americans who then returned fire. during the ensuing battle, a mortar shell killed an american soldier and an american contractor. officials say the afghan who fired first was killed in the shootout. 2,000 american service members have now died in afghanistan since the u.s.-led invasion in 2001. >>> the youngest prisoner at guantanamo bay has been returned to canada after spending a decade in custody. omar gutter was 15 years old when he was captured in a bombed out afghan compound and taken into u.s. custody. in 2010 he pleaded guilty to murdering a u.s. soldier as part of a plea deal, he returned to canada. authorities say he was taken to afghanistan by his father who is sa
.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others their lives. former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld joins us to discuss these latest develops later this hour. stay tuned for that. ♪ >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. period. if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. period. no one will take it away, no matter what. alisyn: well, new questions today about that now-famous promise from the president. two major american employers have announced what some call a, quote, radical change in how they provide health benefits to their workers. sears holdings corp. and dorden restaurants which owns chains like red lobster and olive garden are now dropping company-sponsored health care coverage, and instead they're giving employers a fixed sum of money allowing them to choose their own medical coverage. so let's debate this. steve moore, senior economics writer for "the wall street journal", dr -- [inaudible] ceo of vital springs technologies and author of "get off the dime: the secret of changing who pays for your health care." an
stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly joins me live from washington. did intelligence agencies really not have enough formation, or were they covering up parts, as some are suggesting? >> that's a great question, and i think what we're starting to see now is a little bit behind the curtain, if you will, with the intelligence community coming out with this very unusual statement really about what it knew. although it's not nailing down exactly the timeline. now, you have to remember in those first 24 hours after this attack, things were coming in, they were initial assessments and the intelligence community is basically saying look, guys, we know that initial assessments are sometimes wrong because you just haven't gathered enough information yet. but let me read to you what shawn turner said. he's the director of communications for the office of the director of national intelligence, the president's top intelligence adviser here. as we learn more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new informati
in a region where it's been very volatile. these are bureaucratic decisions. and ambassador stevens made the decision to go to benghazi. what problem may emerge here, he went to benghazi with inadequate security. we have to understand that our embassies are not protected and our ambassadors are not protected by the marines or by u.s. personnel all the time. they're protected by the local government officials that provide that security. and chris was known as someone who didn't like the envelope of security around him. i think the real issue here is not so much whether or not the president or the administration was at fault, but whether or not the senior management level at the state department did not do their job adequately to make sure that chris was adequately protected going into a zone that was clearly -- all of us knew was dangerous from the get go. after all, the british ambassador had just come under attack in benghazi a month and a half before chris lost his life >> yes. how do americans separate the facts from politics though, mark, in these kinds of situations from either side
paul stevens administered the oath in the east room of the white house. tomorrow is the start of the new term of the supreme court and it's shaping up to be an important one for civil rights. toor more we turn to nbc news justice correspondent, pete williams. >> this supreme court term may be one of the most important in decades for civil rights. with the potential for blockbuster decisions on race and same-sex marriage. the court will examine the widespread practice of considering the race of students who apply for college. the case brought by a white high school senior, abigail fisher who said affirmative action kept her out of the university of texas. >> i always thought from the time i was a little girl that any kind of discrimination was wrong and for an institution of higher learning to act this way makes no sense to me. >> the university says it considers race as one factor in administrations to achieve a racially diverse campus. >> one of the greatest advantages of having a diverse student environment is it breaks down stereotypes and promotes cross-racial understandin
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